Australia

September, 2018

The Perth Mint embeds a 1.6bn year old diamond in its latest extravagant silver coin

By |2018-09-06T13:21:09+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint embeds a 1.6bn year old diamond in its latest extravagant silver coin In amongst the usual selection of proof and modified versions of their bullion ranges, the Perth Mint often drops in something a little different. This month it's aimed more towards the higher end and takes the form of a five-ounce silver coin with a quite unusual design and some impressive looks. Called [...]

Australia says goodbye to the Broadley effigy of QEII with the debut of the new Jody Clark portrait

By |2018-09-05T10:52:04+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Australia, Coloured, People, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia says goodbye to the Broadley effigy of QEII with the debut of the new Jody Clark portrait 2019 SIXTH EFFIGY QUEEN ELIZABETH II After a couple of years, we're finally seeing more countries start to use the latest Jody Clark effigy of the Queen, but with a twist. The design we're all now familiar with thanks to its use on all new Royal Mint coins of [...]

Australia stays in the night sky with the second in the Earth and Beyond domed coin series

By |2018-09-04T12:47:49+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia stays in the night sky with the second in the Earth and Beyond domed coin series Australia has issued the second in its latest domed astronomy coin series called The Earth & Beyond and after our home planet, it's moved to our very own satellite - the Moon. The latest incarnation of a format that proved hugely popular when it debuted with Southern Sky several years ago, [...]

The Perth Mint launches its annual range of nature themed bullion coins for 2019

By |2018-09-03T19:15:00+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint launches its annual range of nature themed bullion coins for 2019 Yes, it's that time of the year again. The Perth Mint has revealed the new 2019 bullion coin designs for its core ranges. There are no changes to formats or mintages over last year, and the Kangaroo platinum and silver coins are back unchanged. As for the designs, aesthetics are obviously a [...]

August, 2018

Macquarie Lighthouse, a Sydney landmark, is two centuries old and on a Perth Mint silver coin

By |2018-08-07T17:54:48+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Australia, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

Macquarie Lighthouse, a Sydney landmark, is two centuries old and on a Perth Mint silver coin 2018 MACQUARIE LIGHTHOUSE BICENTENARY The Perth Mint's August run is out now and in amongst the usual proof versions of their bullion coins are a couple of different items. This one is a one-ounce silver coin dedicated to the bicentenary of Macquarie Lighthouse, the first to be erected in Australia, although [...]

Australia wraps up its Terrestrial Gold Dome convex coin series with landmark 1626 John Speed map

By |2018-08-06T12:08:43+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Nature, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia wraps up its Terrestrial Gold Dome convex coin series with landmark 1626 John Speed map Following on from their hugely popular Southern Sky and Northern Sky series of domed, silver astronomy coins, the Royal Australian Mint launched a domed gold coin in February this year that expanded the concept in a different direction. Eschewing colour and direct representations of the night sky, that coin chose instead [...]

July, 2018

Australian Emu bullion coin range expands with silver proof and gold bullion variants

By |2018-07-19T09:50:08+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Australian Emu bullion coin range expands with silver proof and gold bullion variants With the Perth Mint investing much time and effort in the burgeoning low-mintage silver bullion coin market, it makes sense for them to lever that work into appealing to as large a group of collectors as they can. As a result, they have taken their new Australian Emu bullion coin and released both a [...]

Twenty five years after its debut, the Australian Kangaroo series gets a beautiful anniversary release

By |2018-07-08T11:08:29+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Twenty five years after its debut, the Australian Kangaroo series gets a beautiful anniversary release Long a staple of the Royal Australian Mint, it was back in 1993 that its signature Kangaroo series began, one that continues to this day. The most recent issue was released last October and was the third of four coins in a subset called 'Seasons Change' - the fourth release is expected [...]

June, 2018

Perth Mints latest silver bullion coin is the beautiful Dragon & Tiger and there’s a high-relief version

By |2018-06-02T14:47:17+00:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mints latest silver bullion coin is the beautiful Dragon & Tiger and there's a high-relief version For better or worse, and opinions do vary, the Perth Mint has heavily increased its choice of silver bullion coins over the last year. We're of the opinion that it's a great thing and a wide choice is important. Perth has certainly provided that. Apart from the usual iconic ranges [...]

May, 2018

Perth Mint expands its bullion coin range with a new Bird of Paradise series in gold and silver

By |2018-04-30T21:26:14+00:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Bullion Round, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint expands its bullion coin range with a new Bird of Paradise series in gold and silver After decades of issuing bullion coins in their Koala, Kookaburra and Lunar Animal ranges, the Perth Mint has considerably expanded its offerings over the last couple of years, with the rate of diversification seemingly gathering steam. A few of the new issues have captured collectors imaginations and shown impressive [...]

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